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Everything You Know about CSS is Wrong! by Rachel Andrew, Kevin Yank

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Chapter 4Considering Older Browsers

So far, we’ve discovered how CSS tables can simplify both CSS layout and enable effects such as full-height columns, which we’re currently obliged to fake via fragile and problematic hacks. Wouldn’t it be nice if, all of a sudden, you could stop using those hacks and simply rely on CSS tables for all your layout work? Fantastic, you say, but of course this can only be a utopian vision—Internet Explorer 6 and 7, as the two major browser versions currently in use that do not support CSS tables, make this dream impossible.

But the release of Internet Explorer 8, with full support for CSS tables, will change all this. Exactly how it’ll change your life is the subject we’ll explore in this chapter. As we’ll see, ...

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